Naxal held in Chhattisgarh

A Naxal was arrested and explosive recovered from his possession in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Saturday.

Raipur: A Naxal was arrested and explosive recovered from his possession in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said on Saturday.

The cadre Ramulu Punem (24) was apprehended near Ponjer village under Bijapur police station limits while he was trying to flee along with a tiffin bomb to the core forest yesterday, a senior police official told PTI.

A squad of local police was mobilised from Bijpaur towards restive Pamalwaya, Ponjer and Bhogamguda forests, located around 450 kms away from here, on a combing operation.

On spotting a suspected person near Ponjer rivulet they rounded up him after a chase, the official said.

During interrogation, he admitted of being involved in the outlawed movement as a local village level member.

A 2-kg tiffin bomb, 20 meter wire and other materials were recovered from his possession, he said.